Rotary-Cutter Operator

Tend machines that pulverize scrap fabric into flock.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Rotary-Cutter Operators do?

Tends machine that pulverizes scrap fabric into flock: Cuts wire from bale of scrap, using wirecutters. Starts machine and dumps and spreads scrap on conveyor that moves scrap to rotary knives turning within fixed knives that pulverize scrap. Clamps sack over blower pipe and opens valve to fill sack with flock. Pushes plunger that forces pneumatic tamper into sack to compress flock. Closes top and sews filled sack, using needle and twine. Weighs filled sack and records weight on production record and tag.

Should I be a Rotary-Cutter Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Rotary Cutter Operator, Rotary Operator, Rotary-Saw Operator

    How to become a Rotary-Cutter Operator

    Most Rotary-Cutter Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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